This fundraiser closed 3 months ago
After two trips to Kyrgyzstan, purchasing raw cashmere this spring to evaluate it's processing performance, spending the winter taking the Perspectives Course and continuing to build a network of people with a passion for God's story, natural fibers and Central Asia God has illuminated yet another step... a trip to Italy to develop relationships with people at the next stage in the value added chain of processing cashmere into market ready items. We can't wait to share God's story of how He has opened doors to provide a way to serve His creation in Central Asia among rural mountainous region semi-nomadic peoples with this new circle of contacts. We are asking for your help to raise $2000 by September 1st to help cover our expenses. Or even cooler maybe you know of connections for a trip to Italy that would help us to cut our budgeted expenses. We currently have been able to secure standby tickets from some friends in Atlanta, lodging while we're Italy from Marghie's exchange student high school friend, and several contacts within the cashmere processing industry in Italy. The euro is at one of it's lowest points compared to the dollar in the past 4 years so that's a plus too.